16:45 LRN Sportscast October 28th

The big story line for Sunday’s Saints-Seahawks game is the return of tight end Jimmy Graham to New Orleans. Graham became a huge star in the NFL because of his productivity with the Saints. He has not put up the same type of numbers in Seattle. New Orleans received center Max Unger in the trade for Graham and Quarterback Drew Brees says Unger has played better than he could have ever imagined…
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Kick-off is at noon on Sunday.

It’s a perfect night for high school football as it is week nine of the regular season. The big rivalry game in the Acadiana area is Ascension Episcopal versus Lafayette Christian. North Desota against Minden is also a good one and Peabody against Jena should also be a good one.

5-and-3 Louisiana Tech hosts 1-and-6 Rice in a Conference USA match-up. The Bulldogs are huge favorites, because Tech has a top-notch passing attack and the Owls have had trouble defending the pass. Kick-off in Ruston on Saturday is at 6:00.

Also at six o’ clock tomorrow, ULM is at Arkansas State, McNeese hosts Abilene Christian and Northwestern State hosts Nicholls. The Demons have won the last two meetings in this series. The big game in the Southland Conference is Southeastern Louisiana hosting Central Arkansas. The Lions have won three in a row, while the 18th ranked Bears are 6-1 overall. Kickoff is at 2:30.

In other action, Tulane hosts SMU, Southern is at Alcorn State and Grambling looks to improve 6-1 with a win over Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

Tonight at the Smoothie King Center, the Pelicans host Golden state the defending champs in the Western Conference. Both teams lost their season openers. Tip-off is at 8:30.